Thursday, November 11, 2010

a day to REMEMBER

I wonder why now?
Why this year?
I've been conscious of the purpose of REMEMBRANCE DAY for about forty-five years.
I've made a conscious effort to think of the reasons behind those two-minutes of silence nearly every one of those years.
Yet this morning, as I watched the ceremonies from Ottawa, saw the faces of those who have served our country, I was moved.
Really moved.
And I wonder,
why now?

So from me,
 late, yet in time, 
to those who serve,
   have served,
     and will,
I say from my heart,
 for the first time,
                    THANK YOU.